Underworld of the East
An amazing forgotten classic that rewrites the history of drug use! James S. Lee was a young Yorkshire engineer in the late Victorian era, and he wanted a bit of adventure. He went to India, where he narrowly avoided death in a pit gas explosion and escaped a man-eating tiger. Ill with fever, he consulted a doctor who administered morphine. Impressed, he got his own syring...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Green Magic
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Feb 02, 2013 Michael William West rated it 5 of 5 stars
Pretty astonishing account of a working-class Englishman's voyages through Asia at the height of the British Empire. James S. Lee also voyaged into drug realms by perfecting a balanced intake of cocaine, hashish and morphine as an engagement with the spirit world, and his escape from a reality that bored him, particularly the reality of day to day life in Great Britain. It's clear that the Britain he came from has not changed enormously - even though the opportunities for a skilled working class...more